“A lot of people ask whether bankruptcy is going to be something that is kept from the public and the simple answer is ‘no’; bankruptcy is a matter of public record. So, technically if someone wants to find out or investigate whether you’ve filed bankruptcy, they can.
A different question though - what most people are getting at and that is - will my neighbors, will the barber that cuts my hair, will the people that sit next to me at church, will they know that I’ve filed bankruptcy? And as a practical matter, no, it’s kind of hard to personally investigate whether someone has filed bankruptcy; you got to either go to the public record, federal court records or look on their credit report. So a private investigator, yes… most people that you care about, no.
So, if you have any questions about this or any other questions related to bankruptcy, please feel free to give us a call (210.340.8877) or fill out the online form (packardfirm.com).”